In an era where too many great music venues and record stores have disappeared and new venues tend to follow bland corporate formulas, it’s refreshing to see the launch of an exciting NEW venue.
Part Record Store, part bar, part live venue and part restaurant PHASE ONE is a pop up, but it’s one with a future that you can be part of.
Devised by the team behind Jacaranda Records, Phase One is the next stage in the evolution of the record shop. In a disused building at the bottom of Seel Street, they have tried to cram in everything you could ever want out of a record store: a huge vinyl range, custom listening booths, food, drink, exclusive live performances and DJ sets as well as an outdoor courtyard and killer cocktail menu; not to mention a recording studio, practice rooms and music tuition rooms. Make no mistake this is a big and ambitious project, and without big corporate backing, it’s up to all of us to spend time there over the summer and ensure it’s success.
You might be interested to know that they have thousands of vinyl for sale, and true to the original Jacaranda Records concept, there are 4 listening booths built from converted garden sheds to play the vinyl while you eat and drink. You can listen to what you want, when you want.
The basement will house the new purpose built recording studio with an audience viewing area, teaching rooms and glass fronted office spaces for Jacaranda Records Ltd., the record label. They are giving you the opportunity to catch a glimpse of your favourite artist recording new material, or a witness our latest new act being signed.
The team say “Our grand design is yet to be realised, but with your help, we can make it happen. The best bit of all of this is that you’ll see the project evolve; you’ll actually see the venue changing and growing week by week, meaning you know exactly where your money is being spent. You are investing in the future of music in this city.”
Kicking off the late May bank holiday weekend at 5pm on Friday 25th May through to Sunday 2am, and open every weekend throughout the summer, you’ll get to witness the project’s evolution as they host a plethora of big shows, club nights and events.
Their launch party will take you through the bank holiday weekend with a whole host of live music in our festival style line up, followed by the city’s best club nights including some ticketed events for worldwide acts.
With indoor and outdoor areas to enjoy, Jacaranda Records: PHASE ONE has an exciting future ahead of it. This hub is intended to provide you with one of the best multi-functional space in Liverpool and to provide us with a means of developing it to be one of the most interesting, unique and progressive projects to have happened in recent years.
By the time Jacaranda Records: PHASE ONE has developed into everything that the organisers want it to be, it will be a fully functional studio, a record shop housing double the vinyl they opened with (10k in total), a bar with an outstanding offering, incredible coffee and exceptional food.
Keep the date free!